John Marks Elected Trustee For U.S. Conference of Mayors

By: City of Tallahassee Release
By: City of Tallahassee Release

TALLAHASSEE, FL – June 24, 2011 -

During the United States Conference of Mayors’ 79th Annual Meeting, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks was elected to serve as a Trustee for the organization. The conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland during the dates of June 17th through June 21st, 2011. Marks’ position as a Trustee will be effective immediately.

“We welcome Mayor Marks as a new Trustee for the USCM. Mayor Marks brings unique experience to the organization and we look forward to his leadership as mayors around the country lead the charge to create jobs and respond to the needs of struggling families in America's cities,” said USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran.

The Board of Trustees is composed of 13 mayors from across the United States who serve as leaders within the organization. Additionally, Trustees retain membership on the USCM’s Executive Committee.

The Trustee position further enhances Mayor Marks’ already prominent leadership role within the national organization. Marks currently serves as Vice Chair of the Transportation and Communications Committee, and prior to his election as a Trustee was a member of the USCM Advisory Board.

“I’m honored and excited to be elected by mayors throughout the nation as a Trustee of the United States Conference of Mayors”, said Marks. “With this position, I will be able to continue voicing the thoughts and concerns of the citizens of Tallahassee at the national level, and to work with the leaders of other communities as we find solutions for the challenges facing all of our nation’s cities.”

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,210 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. For more information, please visit

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  • by Foxgloves Location: Tlh on Jun 25, 2011 at 06:10 PM
    How much did this trip cost the taxpayers? Looking forward to the FBI taking those black suvs up to city hall and loading 'em up. Then go over to the county. Plenty there to do also. How stupid are the voters of this city and county to keep on electing these freeloaders? A VERY DUMB BUNCH TO BE CALLED A CONFERENCE OF MAYORS.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 06:49 PM
    A "trustee"? Too bad for them. Maybe he'll make "trustee" at the jail some day. That's a headline worth reading.
  • by John Location: Tallahassee on Jun 24, 2011 at 06:13 PM
    I guess there are not enough sleazy politicians in Baltimore. BTW - that's the birthplace of Nancy (you don't need God - You have us) Pelosi. She is from the political family of D'Alesandro. I guess times are tough all over!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:42 PM
    Doesn't speak well for the United States Conference of Mayors.
  • by J Timney on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:41 PM
    The conference of Mayors must be living under a rock to not know what is going on in Tallahassee.
  • by The Original Bob Location: Perry on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    Are these people the same ones that hand out the Nobel prize?
  • by Janes the smart one Location: Tall on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:47 PM
    This guy is an embarrassment to Tallahassee. I'm sorry I voted for him. So sorry
  • by Dave Location: Tally on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:38 PM
    The old saying "birds of a feather flock together" is really true on this report. Can't beleive what I am reading.
  • by CLEM108 on Jun 24, 2011 at 02:26 PM
    Being on all these boards , when will he have time to do anything for Tallahassee ?????
  • by anon on Jun 24, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    What a complete embarrassment the political system has become with some of our elected officials who make important decisions and manage our money! Our Tallahassee Mayor is being investigated by the FBI and has numerous ethics complaints against him and somehow he gets elected Trustee for Conference of Mayors.
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